Whole School Leadership Team (WSLT)

Jonathan Spinks

Acting Principal
Head of Performing Arts
MYP Teacher


In my opinion teaching is still the best job in the world and I believe passionately in inspiring students, not just academically, but personally, socially and also to make a difference in the world.
I have been in education now for just over 20 years and started my teaching career in Poland. I have since worked in the UK and other international schools in Budapest and Bali. I have a wide range of experience in teaching and leadership across the entire 4-18 age range.

Petra Szalai

Managing Director


I studied at international schools throughout my childhood, at the British International School of Budapest( BISB) in primary, and at the American International School ( AISB) for high school and IB diploma. Having had those experiences I fell in love with the International school models, and it was a dream to open a school which combines all yet keeps the small family atmosphere.I completed my double major in international relations and psychology at Vienna American University. After this I then gained an MBA at Oxford Brooks University. Later I continued at a Doctoral school in Budapest.

Tamás Füzesy

Business Manager


My name is Tamas Fuzesy. I worked for different national and international NGOs in the fields of health, education and income as CEO and COO in the last 25 years (AEEA – American Embassy Employees Association; Bátor Tábor Foundations; United Way Hungary; HTDA – Hidden Treasures Down Association).
I am the Chairman of the Board of Habitat for Humanity Hungary and Supervisory Board member at the Council of Disability Associations on a social responsibility base. I am eager to work at BBIS and change other people’s life.

Gavin Crewe

Admissions and Marketing Director

I was born in England and spent eight years working within the UK university student marketing sector, before spending three years managing a university career centre in south east Asia. This experience has given me a real insight into how the right education and environment plays an important role in the success of the world’s future employees. In a world that is rapidly changing, where employers favour attitude over aptitude, it is now more important than ever for schools to adapt and help nurture a more holistic and rounded approach to education.


Chris Graham

Digital Communications, Teaching and Learning Director

I am originally from Newcastle upon tyne in the UK. My Technology career began as a Software Engineer for the investment banking industry, moving on to become a Project Manager, helping blind users become more independent through the use of assistive technology. My Educational career followed the path of working in international schools in Chile, Barcelona and Germany. My last position was in Santiago, Chile where I had been working in a school as the K12 Technology Coordinator. My main experience is in the IB Curriculum, MYP Design, technology integration and team leadership.